Mazars USA Announces Top 10 Influential Women of Water

January 22, 2020

New York, NY – January 22, 2020 – Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax and consulting firm, recognized the Top 10 Influential Women of Water at the inaugural Mazars Women of Water Summit on January 9, 2020 at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Virginia.

Nominated by their peers and recognized for their achievements in one of four categories: Innovation, Sustainability, Mentorship and Community Advocacy, this year’s honorees were:

  • Eleanor Allen, CEO, Water For People
  • Christine Boyle, CEO & Founder, Valor Water Xylem Inc.
  • Debra Coy, Partner, XPV Water Partners
  • Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Nadine Leslie, CEO, SUEZ North America
  • Karen Pallansch, CEO, Alexandria Renew Enterprises
  • Karen Sands, Manager of Planning, Research and Sustainability, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Bernadette Sohler, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Middlesex Water
  • Sarah Stevenson, Deputy Commissioner, Policy & Strategy, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Diane Vande Hei, CEO, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

The premier event brought together hundreds of leading water and utilities industry executives and business owners from private and public companies, government officials and academics for a full day of discussions on enhancing the position of women in the sector. The event celebrated industry-leading women and introduced future women leaders in a venue centered on open dialogue.

For more information, contact:

Mazars USA LLP | Teresa Hansen, 516-282-7267 |

About Mazars USA

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